Memorials of the Great War in Britain: The Symbolism and Politics of Remembrance

TitleMemorials of the Great War in Britain: The Symbolism and Politics of Remembrance
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsKing, Alex
Number of Pages285
PublisherBerg
CityOxford ; New York
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"Taking as its focus memorials of the First World War in Britain, this book brings a fresh approach to the study of public symbols by exploring how different motives for commemorating the dead were reconciled through the processes of local politics to create a widely valued form of collective expression. It examines how the memorials were produced, what was said about them, how support for them was mobilized and behaviour around them regulated. These memorials were the sites of contested, multiple and ambiguous meanings, yet out of them a united public observance was created."--Jacket.

Short TitleMemorials of the Great War in Britain
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